What is the cost for you to officiate at a Catholic or interfaith wedding ceremony?

The fee to be the officiant at your Catholic or interfaith wedding is $800. This is a flat-rate fee with no hidden costs. This fee includes a pre-ceremony meeting, emails, and telephone calls, development of your personalized ceremony script and all revisions, attendance at a day-of wedding rehearsal (within two hours of your ceremony), officiating at your wedding ceremony, and processing your marriage license. These services may vary based on the needs and desires of the couple.

We would like to secure you as our wedding officiant. What’s the first step?

First, find out if I am available for your wedding date. Simply use the “Check Rev. Bill’s Availability” Wedding Calendar on the right column of this page.  In addition, I will need to know our wedding venue and location since I am not available for every location.  Based on your date and location, feel free to contact or call me at 703-475-2050.

Okay, our wedding date is available, what’s next?

Once I have a confirmed that I am available for your date and your confirmed location, the next step is for us to meet in person.  I meet with couples at Starbucks in Arlington, Virginia.  We’ll discuss your ideal wedding and I’ll explain the process that I use to create a highly-personalized and individualized wedding ceremony.  The purpose of this no-cost, no-obligation meeting is to make certain that we are a match and I can do the best work for you.  I never commit to a wedding without meeting with the couple in person.  In those rare exceptions where a couple lives outside of the area, we can meet through a video conference call.

Special Note: Because of the COVID-19 virus and the need for social distancing to reduce the possibility of infection, all “in person” meetings will be held by video conference call until further notice.  Let’s take care of each other and be safe.

We’ve met and think you’re a match. Now, how do we book you for our wedding ceremony?

Wonderful!  To secure me for your wedding, please complete the Wedding Agreement. You will find the instructions on the first page of the Agreement. I will need you to mail me the signed Agreement along with a deposit check of $400. Once I receive your signed Agreement and deposit, I will formally commit to your wedding date.  Unfortunately, I am not able to hold dates.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes. I accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover through PayPal. Contact me to pay the $400 deposit by credit card. All remaining fees are due 14 days before your wedding date.  If you have any other questions, please email me or call 703-475-2050.

Where kindness and professionalism meet.  Bill is one of the most open-hearted and considerate people we’ve ever met.  He went above and beyond to collaborate with us and create a ceremony experience that was an authentic reflection of our faith life and personifies. Through the planning progress,  Bill communicated frequently and was so proactive that the planning process was not only relaxed but enjoyable.  Thank you for everything, Thanks to you, we will never forget our wedding day!

Taylor and Laura
The Barnes at Hamilton Station, Hamilton, VA